What does boat anchor mean?

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  1. Boat anchor

    In amateur radio and computing, a boat anchor is something obsolete, useless, and cumbersome – so-called because metaphorically its only productive use is to be thrown into the water as a boat mooring. Terms such as brick, doorstop and paperweight are similar.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. boat anchor

    [common; from ham radio] 1. Like doorstop but more severe; implies that the offending hardware is irreversibly dead or useless. “That was a working motherboard once. One lightning strike later, instant boat anchor!” 2. A person who just takes up space. 3. Obsolete but still working hardware, especially when used of an old, bulky, quirky system; originally a term of annoyance, but became more and more affectionate as the hardware became more and more obsolete.Auctioneers use this term for a large, undesirable object such as a washing machine; actual boating enthusiasts, however, use “mooring anchor” for frustrating (not actually useless) equipment.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of boat anchor in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of boat anchor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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